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Print edition 14.01.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we report on the campaign to stop the closure of Ushaw College; Huw Twiston Davies talks to Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt, about the country’s embattled Christians; and Peter Newsham reports on how Copts are flourishing in a former karaoke pub in London. Magnus Macfarlane-Brown, chief executive of Mary’s Meals, writes about tackling the enormity of suffering in Haiti; and Will Heaven says The King’s Speech makes him want to wave his Union Jack like a maniac.

Benedict XVI has announced the beatification of Pope John Paul II, to take place on May 1

US author George Weigel says the late pope faced a full-scale war launched by Communism against the Catholic Church

Decree praises late pope’s steadfast faith

Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing John Paul II’s beatification

Bishop Alan Hopes ordained three former Anglican bishops to the diaconate yesterday during a historic Mass

At his general audience Pope Benedict XVI commented on the teachings of purgatory from medieval mystic St Catherine of Genoa

Bishop Fellay says he is ‘deeply indignant’ at Pope’s invitation to world religious leaders to join him at Assisi

Vatican foreign minister met the ambassador yesterday hours after she was called back to Cairo

‘What we asked for is what we got’

Former Anglican bishop Andrew Burnham talks about the car journey to Rome that inspired the world’s first ordinariate